Orbital Resonances

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“In celestial mechanics, an orbital resonance occurs when orbiting bodies exert a regular, periodic gravitational influence on each other, usually because their orbital periods are related by a ratio of small integers.” - wiki

Here are a few of the known examples of this phenomenon...

Who knows how many examples there might be throughout the universe, but for now, enjoy the beautiful patterns made from these.

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